CLWYD South MP Simon Baynes has showed his support for Alzheimer’s Society’s Cure the Care System campaign and said he is looking forward to working with the charity.

Mr Baynes met with members of Alzheimer’s Society at the Conservative Party conference recently and highlighted his support for the society’s current campaign.

He said: “It was great to meet with Alzheimer’s Society at Conservative Party Conference this year.

“I will continue working with them on their campaign to ensure that social care is reformed to meet the needs of the 961 people living with dementia in Clwyd South.”

The campaign envisions a future where people affected by dementia are able to live the life they want, with greater independence, choice and control.

As there is only a limited range of medicines available to treat dementias, such as Alzheimer’s disease, many people with the condition get the support through social care, such as home care or residential care.

Figures from Alzheimer’s Society show that there are over 46,000 people with dementia in Wales.

Fiona Carragher, director of research and influencing at Alzheimer’s Society, welcomed Mr Baynes’ support for the campaign.

She said: “We really welcome Simon Baynes MP’s support for our Cure the Care System campaign. Social care reform has been ignored for too long, but that’s changing.

“While there’s still a long way to go, Alzheimer’s Society have a pragmatic, long-term plan for social care that delivers for people living with dementia in Clwyd South.

“We look forward to working with Simon to bring about a social care system to be proud of.”